You did it. You made it through a Monday. So don't make it harder on yourself than you have to because patience may be harder to find than gas after a long day at work.
But why is it so tough to get gas right now? Between 250,000 and 330,000 gallons of fuel leaked from the Colonial Pipeline in Helena, Alabama. The leak has gas prices up and supplies down throughout Georgia and the region, which led to Gov. Nathan Deal signing an emergency order to ban price gouging.
Basically, Cobb County is — as Jackson Browne so melodically mused — running on empty.
Below is a collection of stations and their prices in Cobb County from those using gas-tracking website GasBuddy.com who report locations that have regular unleaded for sale at a (comparatively) reasonable price.
Users are updating at a seemingly constant rate, but these listings are as of 4:45 p.m.
Many stations had prices hovering about $2.39 a gallon, but this is a developing situation with prices that are being reported by fellow citizens, so these are certainly unofficial numbers from GasBuddy.com.
Murphy, 3111 N. Cobb Parkway (near Creekside Village Drive)
Kroger, 3330 N. Cobb Parkway (near Acworth Due West Road)
T&L Kwik Shop, 5100 Lake Acworth Drive (where it meets Cherokee Street)
Gulf, 2391 Clay Road (where Clay meets Flint Hill Road)
Marathon, 5184 Austell Road (where Austell Road meets Perkerson Mill Road)
Marathon, 131 Maxham Road (where Maxham meets Old Alabama Road)
Costco, 645 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway NW (near I-75)
Shell, 2515 N. Cobb Parkway (where the Parkway meets Kennesaw Due West Road) The listing noted that this is a cash-only location.
M Food Mart, 3326 Cherokee Street (at Timberlake Road)
Valero, 6161 Mableton Parkway (near Boggs Road)
Citgo, 6960 Mableton Parkway SE (where the Parkway meets Queens Ferry Drive Southeast)
Citgo, 832 Clay Road (near Floyd Road)
Sam's Club, 150 S. Cobb Parkway SE (near Roswell Street)
Fairground Food Mart, 619 Fairground Street (where it meets Chicopee Drive)
Gulf, 855 S. Cobb (at Appleton Drive) The listing noted that this is a cash-only location.
Valero, 4321 Brownsville Road (where it meets C.H. James Parkway)
Kroger, 4400 Brownsville Road (near Hiram Lithia Springs Road)
Kroger, 4150 Macland Road (near Lost Mountain Road)
Chevron, 475 Windy Hill Road SE (where it meets Benson Poole Road)
Chevron, 4360 S. Cobb Drive SE (where it meets Cooper Lake Road)
RaceTrac, 2550 Spring Road SE (at Cumberland Way)
If you're traveling around metro Atlanta, here's where to find gas in other counties:
-Map constructed by Courtney Martinez
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